Chess News

Christopher Gu and Advait Patel took clear first at the Denker and Barber tournaments, while the National Girls Invitational saw a 3-way tie with Jennifer Yu, Jessica Regam Claudia Munoz.
Posted: July 31, 2014, 10:39 pm
US team captain IM John Donaldson previews the American teams headed to the 41st Olympiad, which starts in Tromso, Norway on Saturday, August 1st.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 10:09 am
We’re at the halfway point for the Denker, Barber, and NGIT events, and the top-seeded players in all three tournaments have taken at hit. Melinda J. Matthews reports on the fun games in Orlando.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:32 pm
Edward Song (Michigan) took clear first at the US Cadet Championships with a 6.5/9 score. FM Cameron Wheeler and Christopher Gu tied for 2nd with 6/9.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:16 pm
The Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions the National Girls Invitational Tournament all begin in Orlando this weekend. Melinda J. Matthews previews the action. .
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:29 pm
Two-thirds of the way through the 2014 US Cadet Championship, being held in Rockville, MD, Edward Song and Kapil Chandran are tied for 1st place with scores of 4.5/6.0.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 1:25 pm
The 2014 US Junior Girls Closed ended with four co-champions: Claudia Munoz, Apurva Virkud, Maggie Feng, and Akshita Gorti. Munoz was awarded the 10K scholarship to the University of New Hampshire on tie-break.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 10:27 pm
Subject to ratification of the election results by the Delegates, Gary Walters, Allen Priest, and Mike Nietman are elected to the Executive Board for three year terms.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 4:25 pm
Team USA shined at the Pan-Am Youth in Mexico, bringing home eight medals: 5 Gold, 2 Silver 1 Bronze. Gold medallists Vignesh Panchanatham Christopher Shen (just updated!) annotate key games.
Posted: July 19, 2014, 1:20 pm
Fields are set for the 2014 GM Denker Tournament of High School Champions, the Dewain Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions and the National Girls Invitational Tournament. (July 26-29, Orlando)
Posted: July 19, 2014, 10:04 am

Performances at three elite competitions that ended last week show how much players in their early to mid-20s are now dominating the chess world.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Vladimir Kramnik has won the Sparkassen Chess Meeting 10 times, but he fell well behind this year.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:00 am
Four Americans are leading the way for the next generation of great players.
Posted: July 13, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan of China is just 10 ratings points away from making the list of the world’s top 100 players.
Posted: July 6, 2014, 4:00 am
Magnus Carlsen has long dominated conventional play, but he is now also world champion of the rapid and blitz forms of the game.
Posted: June 29, 2014, 4:00 am
Sergey Karjakin, who has struggled in elite tournaments, has now won Norway’s “No Logo” twice.
Posted: June 22, 2014, 4:00 am
David Navara, the top-ranked chess player in the Czech Republic, was defeated by Hikaru Nakamura, who is No. 1 in the United States.
Posted: June 15, 2014, 4:00 am
The winners of league championships in Britain and France depended on an international lineup of stars.
Posted: June 8, 2014, 4:00 am
Dragoljub Velimirovic, who died May 22, was one of the last players to develop a system or strategy that bears its creator’s name, a feat unlikely to happen again.
Posted: June 1, 2014, 4:00 am
An exhibit of country music stars explores how photography helped shape the music’s public image. It also sparked memories of a favorite assignment.
Posted: May 29, 2014, 9:00 am

Photos from the opening ceremony and day 1 of the Olympiad
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 1, 2014, 10:18 pm
Minute by minute updates
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 1, 2014, 5:41 pm
Interviews from the airport... and a chess beer in Tromso
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 1, 2014, 7:52 am
With three world titles in his pocket, Magnus Carlsen will confidently lead the Norwegian team in the Olympiad. Is he invincible? No, says Loek van Wely in his report about  the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championship in Dubai​ in ​the latest issue of New In Chess. “Magnus does have a few weaknesses. First of [...]
Author: chessdom
Posted: August 1, 2014, 7:29 am
The 5th Iberoamerican Individual Chess Championship took place on 22-30rd July 2014 in Linares, a city located in the Andalusian Province of Jaen, Spain. The 9-round Swiss event was topped by the first seeded player GM Axel Bachmann (Paraguay). The winner collected 7,5 points, leaving the runner-up GM Jorge Cori (Peru) half a point behind. GM Oleg Korneev (Spain) and [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2014, 11:29 pm
With only two days to go before the Chess Olympiad Tromsø begins, Susan Polgar reports from the scene on last-minute preparations, taking a look at the venue and artwork by the official Olympiad artist Chris Reddy. Chess Olympiad Tromsø YouTube channel
Author: Goran
Posted: July 31, 2014, 4:02 pm
The Georgian Chess Federation is bidding to hold the Chess Olympiad 2018 and the World Cup 2017 in Batumi, a popular resort on the Black Sea. The proposed budget for both events is exceeding 20 million USD. 1,6 million USD is allocated for the travel fund for 80 Nations, while around 2 millions USD will [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: July 31, 2014, 12:34 pm
The 13th edition of Charleroi Open is taking place from 27th July to 2nd August 2014 in Charleroi, Belgium. The event is a 9-round Swiss Tournament with prize fund in the amount of 6.000 €. 227 players take part in the tournament, first seed is GM Evgeny Gleizerov from Russia. Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2014, 10:18 am
Live games with triple engine analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2014, 6:15 am
With Stockfish, Komodo, Houdini analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: July 31, 2014, 6:00 am

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